Saturday, August 18, 2007

Knit chic

Everywhere i look, knits, knits and some more... knits...
I seems that at least one knit cardigan definitely should be a part of our wardrobe essentials. But how do we wear and choose knitwear so they won't look too big and...well, chunky! on us.

First thing first, don't put some thick clothes underneath. Match your knit with a silk dress or with jeans and a delicate top. Otherwise a knit over another knit = not a thin silhouette!

Calvin Klein oversized gray knit

Define your waist with an extra large belt. This way you will get a subtly sexy look. Try a patent leather for extra glamour.

Oversized Black Sweater from Burberry Prorsum

Cable knit cardigan from Burberry

Contrast textures, wearing a silver or gold silk dress under a winter knit cardigan. Or add some bright pink accents to your outfit.

Rebecca Taylor Cocoon Cardigan & Minidress

An all black outfit might also be a nice way to wearing a knit piece. Black is a slimming color, so it will make the extra chunkiness of your knit go away!

Long Cashmere Cardigan & Leggings from Loro Piana

Play well with proportions! Yes, wide leg jeans are IN, extra large totes are a must, but if you use all this trends in one single outfit, you will just end up looking big and definitely not stylish. Pair your oversized knit with a pair of leggings and add a XXL clutch to the outfit for a touch of glamour (yea, the clutch may be oversized, but it is still a small bag :) ).

Piazza Sempione Knit Tunic-Dress

A last advice: oversized, long knit cardigans are very IN right now, but as in t-shirt dresses, that doesn't mean you have to wear a normal cardigan, 3 sizes up. Oversized knits should fit across the shoulders (like a normal cardigan would). Oversized does not mean supersized!

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